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Intensive Care Unit

When you or a loved one needs critical care services, Roane Medical Center is here for you. We believe in prompt, efficient service. We understand patients in our intensive care area need specialized care – not only because they are very sick, but because their medical needs are unique. 

We developed our Intensive Care Unit with our patients in mind:

  • Roane Medical Center has six private suites for persons with life-threatening conditions.
  • Treatment and progress are continually monitored. We offer 24-hour observation, joining skilled human care with the latest bedside technology.
  • Specially trained physicians, nurses and technicians provide state-of-the-art medical care. Nurses are trained in advanced cardiac life support.
  • Doctors are available around the clock to admit patients to Critical Care and provide consultations in cardiology and other specialties.

Visitor guidelines:

To help patients conserve strength and receive care without interruption, Roane Medical Center asks that family members and other visitors observe the visitation guidelines posted in the unit.

  • Only two people may visit a patient at a time. Others are asked to wait in the ICU waiting room located near the Emergency Room waiting area.
  • Flowers aren’t allowed in ICU. Please do not order flowers, balloons, etc., for patients to be delivered to the ICU.
  • Patients in ICU wear hospital gowns, so family members are asked to take the patients’ clothing and valuables home.
  • Our shifts change at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Please keep in mind that the time between 6:45 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. and 6:45 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. are busier times for our staff because they are receiving reports and assessing their patients – this is very important to their care.
  • If you need to speak to the doctor or have any needs or expectations, please inform the nurse taking care of your loved one.
  • Please contact the patient’s nurse with any problems or concerns you may have.

ICU visiting hours:

8:30 – 9 a.m.
10:30 – 11 a.m.
12:30 – 1 p.m.
2:30 – 3 p.m.
4:30 – 5 p.m.
6:30 – 7 p.m.
8:30 – 9 p.m.

A comfortable family waiting area is located near the Emergency Room waiting on the first floor of the hospital. The ICU waiting is equipped with sleep chairs, a shower for family members, TV, and conveniently located near the vending and ATM area. A consult room is also available to families so the physician can discuss the care of their loved one.